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Maris, Matthijs - Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Mystical/fairytale-like figures, imposing landscapes and mysterious scenes characterise the work of the 19th century painter 

Matthijs, the middle brother of the artistic Maris brothers, worked mainly in Paris and London. His eccentric lifestyle and idiosyncratic paintings provided inspiration to young artists, including Vincent van Gogh. Although his work was internationally renowned and commanded record breaking prices, he eventually led a secluded life in his studio.
From 06.19.2017- 07.01.2018, the Rijksmuseum will present a large exhibition of works by this romantic bohemian. The Matthijs Maris exhibition includes 75 paintings, drawings, etchings and craftwork. For the first time, due to unique loans including from The Burrell Collection in Glasgow, it is possible to present a complete overview of his oeuvre. (Text: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)